Adrianna Wheeler Joins Admissions Department

Returns To Alma Mater As Admissions Representative

May 1, 2018

By MAGGIE GEBHARDT / mgebhardt@centralmethodist.edu

Adrianna WheelerCentral Methodist University’s Admissions Department has welcomed Adrianna Wheeler, a ’95 Central alumna, as a new admissions representative.

In this position, she will locate, identify, and recruit prospective students. She will attend college fairs, visit high schools, and build relationships with the schools, guidance counselors, prospective students and their families. She will also guide students through the enrollment process and set them on track to pursue their interests while at Central.

“I am excited to be back at Central Methodist,” Wheeler said. “The campus has such a warm and welcoming feeling, and great things are happening here. I’m proud to be a part of a university that emphasizes such wonderful values and incredible opportunities for students.”

Wheeler, from Rocheport, Mo., comes to CMU from the University of Missouri, where she had been an academic advisor since 2004 – serving as senior academic advisor since 2016. Through her previous positions, she received significant experience advising students in several areas of study, and assisted with recruitment and retention activities. She also conducted orientations for incoming students, and maintained audits used for accreditation and graduation.

“Adrianna comes with a wealth of experiences that will enrich our efforts to meet our institutional goals,” said Dr. Joe Parisi, vice president for enrollment management at CMU. “She brings a deep passion for higher education, has a natural gift as a recruiter, and mirrors Central’s culture by being driven by innovation and creative energy.”

Wheeler graduated from CMU with a Bachelor of Arts in English before going on to earn a Master of Education from the University of Missouri.